Tuesday, 28 July 2009

July and the Australian Invasion

July seems to be never ending this year!
But such a great month I'm not complaining.
After the week in Provence Sarah arrived!! All the way from Melbourne to spend the week with me!


We had many romantic dinners together, at Hotel du Nord and Frenchie. It's hard not to make dinners for 2 romantic in Paris.


She was also here for Bastille Day which was a bonus.
We had first class viewing for the fireworks, accompanied by first class champagne courtesy of Siggy.


The fireworks were pretty spectacular..... (this video is not).

video

Other social outings have included a Rose Bakery picnic in the Parc Buttes Chaumont.


There was lots of amazing food, juggling, inappropriate drunkeness and a watermelon water melon eating dog.



My old friend Gen arrived in Paris Friday night and I have been busily playing tour guide and hostess.


We managed to catch the end of the Tour de France on Sunday when they did 8 laps of the Arc de Triomph, just a stones throw from chez moi. (Gen took this photo, I was way too short, all my photos were of the back of other peoples heads and cameras).


We spent Saturday afternoon around the Marais wandering the streets,


and popping into the little squares and gardens.


Monday we did tea at Mariage Freres, Macarons at Laduree, chocolat chaud at Les Deux Magots and, dinner at Kong, made famous for the view, and for some, mainly Gen, by it's appearance in the penultimate episode of Sex and the City.

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